Sen. Ursula Jae Spears, a West Virginia senator for 12 years and a three-term member of the House of Delegates, departed this life Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her home in Elkins.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 23, Sen. Spears will be moved to the First United Methodist Church at Elkins, where Sen. Spears will lay in repose - an honor bestowed on state dignitaries - from 12:30 until 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., a funeral ceremony will be celebrated with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and the Rev. Barry R. Moll officiating. Interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly.